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Moving web server to a different box

Dilan77 asked
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Last Modified: 2010-04-20
Hi all,

We have our company website, www.domain1.co.uk running on an IIS Windows 2000 SP4 web server, NAT'ed to (example).

I'd like to move the website to a different server, say on

I can change the NAT'ing on our PIX to point to, but the query is in terms of the files that need to be moved. Shall I just move all web related files to the exact position on the new server?...and exactly what folders would I need to move?

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Sr. Server Administrator

steps :1

default location of domain folder : c:\inetpub\wwroot

some one use c:\domains\

you can also search your domain location start>search>file and folder > search 'wwwroot' folder then you find all domain folder

2. copy all these folder to new server
3. go to IIS >website> right click > add new website > add all your web site step by step
4.Go to DNS start> program>administrator tools>DNS
5. Create the forword zone for all the domain or enter the www, A MX,NS records as it is old server
6.you can also use the third part tool but its better if you have limited sites

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Hi there,

Thanks for the quick reply.

In our network, we already have two DNS servers. I am not sure what I am supposed to do with the DNS on the new server? I'd be grateful if you could expand on this?

Sam PanwarSr. Server Administrator

You can support both DNS server if you want.If you want to use the both server work as DNS server then you must be :
1.You have all entries about domain dns records in both DNS server same time .
2.Client can use as the primary dns and secondary DNS in LAN configuration both server.if primary down then secondary give information.
3.The Two DNS setting is required in Large scale of network if your network is small then you have to use single DNS server which have your domains.

4. In my previous comment I was telling about dns server which you have latest install and want to configure IIS and which have all information about your sites dns records so you should require the all primary DNS server information in the primary server

5.You can also create separate DNS server .

Some use full sites :



How To Migrate a Web Server Configuration to Another Computer in Windows 2000


How to migrate an existing DNS infrastructure from a BIND-based server to a Windows Server 2003-based DNS


Thank you sir.
Sam PanwarSr. Server Administrator

Your welcome
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